June 1 – June 14, 2017

VIDEO: CVRPC June 13, 2017 meeting

The June 13, 2017 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • CVRPC Executive Director’s Report • Legislative Report, Bonnie Waninger • Nominating Committee Report • Election of Officers and Additional Members of the Executive committee • Commission appointments • Regional Energy Plan presentation by Eric Vorwald View at: https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/cvrpc/video/221573617 Share this:

Likely Homicide Victim Identified as Cindy Cook — Police Seek Info

Likely Homicide Victim Identified as Cindy Cook — Police Seek Info

MIDDLESEX — Major Glenn Hall, commander of the Vermont State Police Criminal Division, announced on July 13 the identity of a deceased woman found down an embankment in Middlesex. She is Cindy Cook, age 59, of Barre.  Next of kin have been notified. Cook’s body was found around 6 p.m., July 12, by a woman […]

Trash Tramp Rescues and Police Dispatcher Shelters Baby Bird

Trash Tramp Rescues and Police Dispatcher Shelters Baby Bird

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A tiny baby bird, nestled in a nest of shredded affadavits and restraining orders, spent a couple of hours safely at the Montpelier Police Department June 6. Anne Ferguson, head of the Trash Tramps — a volunteer group that meets every Tuesday to pick up litter around the city — […]

Thunder Road Announces Make-Up Dates for Late Model, Tiger Features from Harvest Equipment Event

Thunder Road Announces Make-Up Dates for Late Model, Tiger Features from Harvest Equipment Event

by Michael Stridsberg BARRE — Thunder Road officials have announced the make-up dates for the Late Model and Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger features originally scheduled for the Harvest Equipment event on Sunday June 4. The program was cut short due to rain just past the halfway mark of the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature. […]

“Age out Loud” Comedic Stories at the Barre Opera House on Friday June 9 will benefit the Central Vermont Council on Aging

BARRE — Central Vermont Council on Aging is hosting “Age Out Loud”, an evening of comedic storytelling on Friday June 9, 7:30 at the Barre Opera House.  Join award winning popular Moth style storytellers, Susanne Schmidt and Kevin Gallagher for an evening of funny, warm stories about families and aging with special local guests, Willem Lange […]

Montpelier Announces Flag Design Finalists and Opens Voting on Website

The City of Montpelier, Vermont has announced the three finalists for the contest to design the new flag for the nation’s smallest state capital. An ad hoc working group selected the finalists from among the 62 submissions received from across the country. Designers were referred to a 2015 TED talk from flag expert Roman Mars […]

Changes, Changes, Changes! Dot Helling Regrets Loss of the Coffee Corner

Changes, Changes, Changes! Dot Helling Regrets Loss of the Coffee Corner

by Dot Helling Montpelier is steadily changing. Change is inevitable and can be good, but change can also be unsettling and create a sense of loss and displacement. I’m viscerally aware of the changes because I leave each winter for Colorado. I return each spring because this is my home, Vermont is my politics, and […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.1.17

Construction Update: Manholes, Drainage and Sidewalks The Next Priority MONTPELIER — Milling and the first course of new pavement was completed during the first few weeks of work in May. The focus for most of June will be to prepare State Street and Main Street for the final course of paving. In order for final […]

#MakeoverMontpelier Update

#MakeoverMontpelier Update

This is the Place to Find Montpelier’s Summer Construction Info. Downtown Montpelier is Open For Business during this summer’s construction! (Oooops, I mean makeover)! Montpelier Alive and the Montpelier Business Association invites you to Shop Local as our roads and sidewalks get beautified. For any questions and updates, and to receive notifications, contact the official […]

NATURE WATCH: Longing For Sun

by Nona Estrin A week of rains, soaking in. Again! And the rivers and ponds, the lakes and puddles fill up once more and spill over once again. Luckily, this comes as birds are brooding eggs, not trying to feed insects to a handful of nestlings. And luckily, we started this year with a dry earth, […]